Chief Judge Maxine Aldridge White was unanimously appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court on three occasions, March 2015, May 2017 and June 13, 2019. She is the highest ranking administrative authority for the judicial branch of government in Milwaukee County, including personnel and fiscal management for 47 Circuit Courts and administrative authority over the 19 Municipal Courts. She chairs the Committee of Chief Judges, chairs the Milwaukee Community Justice Council, in addition to other duties. Previously she presided over Civil, Felony and Family cases.
Chief Judge White will discuss the latest developments in juvenile justice reform in Wisconsin, highlighting landmark Supreme Court cases, the impact of research on adolescent brain development, trauma and the national trends toward effective treatment for young offenders.